Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #4

Again, we find some Steampunk influences in this one and I feel I'm getting closer to what I want to play with. There's a bit of Tim Burton's Mayor (Nightmare Before Christmas) character and I wonder if this guy is some sort of combination of Tin Man and Scarecrow. The moustache does lend a voice … Continue reading Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #4

Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #3

Ok, so every character from this illustrator's versions of this book seem to suffering from an excess of gravity. It is deeply amusing. Moreover, the possibility that this non-traditional Tin Man also suffers from the gluttony usually attributed to the lion is very funny to me. I beefed up the affect (pun intended) by further … Continue reading Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #3

Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #2

Now we find ourselves diving into the Steampunk stylings I'm so fascinated by. I also realize this Tin Man has a little of the feel I get from the Samurai Jack robots: It must be the cowboy boots! Hmmm... my mind is wandering and went to wondering what inspired the Droid K-2SO in Rogue One … Continue reading Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #2

Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #1

These are the only two characters from the stack of photocopied images the teacher gave us that really tickled my fancy. There was another one of the Scarecrow that looked a little like a rag doll, but another student grabbed it. There was also one of an old crone sewing the scarecrow together that I … Continue reading Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #1

Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project

The original prompt from my drawing teacher (as I understood it) was that we were to take some old illustration from a Wizard of Oz book and distort them: ie: draw a measurable grid over the photocopied image, then draw various grids with distorted dimensions and then use those new distortions as guidelines for distorting … Continue reading Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #101: The Watcher

The Watcher: The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and write the next chapter… My mind was filled with surrealist painters and commercial illustrators, as well as getting my library ready for a new baby, it became filled with children’s books too. I started writing some stories and thinking … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #101: The Watcher

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #100: The Hunters

The Hunters: The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and write the next chapter… My mind was filled with surrealist painters and commercial illustrators, as well as getting my library ready for a new baby, it became filled with children’s books too. I started writing some stories and thinking … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #100: The Hunters

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #91: The Cactus

The Cactus: The History: Here’s my story on this… Influenced by Oaxacan art and illustrations I was studying... I believe that even the prickly cactus needs company… I was also loving a book of illustrations by Richard Stine and spending time in the local libraries going over several illustration books… considering this as a possible … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #91: The Cactus